Dallas Terroristic Threat Lawyers

You can be charged with terrorstic threat, if you threaten to commit a criminal act that could result in harm to a person, or to property.  Additionally, to be successfully prosecuted for terroristic threat, it must be further alleged that your intent was to place a person, or a group of people, in immediate fear of imminent bodily injury.  Terroristic threat charges typically arise when you are alleged to engage in conduct that is intended to cause an emergency-related agency to react, or you are otherwise accused of attempting to thereby cause a public disruption.  Terroristic threat can be charged as  a class B misdemeanor, a class A misdemeanor, or a third degree felony, depending upon the conduct in which you are alleged to have engaged.  Please see the Texas Penal Code statute regarding terroristic threat, set forth below, for more details.

In Texas, class B misdemeanor terroristic threat charges carry a penalty range of up to 6 months in the county jail, and a fine of up to $2000.  Class A misdemeanor terroristic threat charges can land you in the county jail of up to 1 year, and a fine of up to $400.  And third degree felony terroristic threat cases can result in a prison term of not less than 2 years, nor more than 10 years, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.